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years ago was isolated from the world community. president obama defended the trip as some human rights advocates say it's coming too soon. >> this is not an endorsement of the bermese government, this is an acknowledgement that there is a process underway inside that country. >> reporter: on his last trip with the outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton, president obama expects to meet with leaders again. the two reflected on it during their visit to the monastery. after myanmar, it's off to cambodia. >>> meanwhile back here at home, much of the focus here in washington remains on controversy on what happened in gaza. >> reporter: on "meet the press," firm denials on benghazi from a top democrat. >> was there a cover-up? do you believe that the president or anybody serving the president deliberately misled the true nature of this attack for political reasons? >> no. >> reporter: former cia director david petraeus left no doubt in his testimony on friday. he said all along that the attack was a terror attack. >> it was terror. that's the point. >> reporter: republicans continued the
he's fought it well among conservatives. he's always working for barack obama and there's a scandal around him. i wonder, do you think there's a constituency on the right for an actual privacy interest? >> i'm one of the less liberal conservatives you are going to talk to. the startling thing is there's not enough secret si. i think it's understandable the fbi would want to know that if someone has classified documents whose had an intimate relationship with the cia director, you want to know about that. you might have a leak here. once you discover, it's purely personal, why did it make it into the newspapers at all. in a different time and place, the way it would have been handled, the fbi would have concluded their investigation, shared it with the president. >> they wouldn't just let you know he knows this about you. fighting a bureaucratic battle. >> right now, i'm reading the biography of dwight eisenhower. everyone new of his affair. he talked of divorcing his wife. they said if you do that, you will be fired. if you don't divorce your wife, we will keep it quiet. the preside
about human rights violations is for the president, president obama to engage burmese leaders directly. and the final stop on the president's itinerary has been cambodian that's where he'll attend a summit with the association of southeast asian nations and while he's there, just like in burma, white house officials say the president will bring up cambodia's less than impressive record on human rights when he sees their prime minister. back to you in new york. >> clayton: much was made of course of china and asia during the run up to the general election. and president obama speaking extensively about it, and the president speaking about it. is the economy going to be a focus, and international trade regions with in nation and an important trip the president scheduled right after the election. >> that's obviously going to be a big focus for sure at that southeast asian nation summit. once he gets to cambodia and look at a picture right now of the scene where the press conference is going to be. we're told that the way they do the press conferences there, they like to have an mc who cal
on the minds of liberals in washington right now. i should say there is one fear -- that president barack obama will give republicans more than they need to accomplish the elusive grand bargain over taxing and spending. your comment. guest: i liked the idea that i only have one thing in my head. that seems like a beautiful states. the president i saw seemed quite clear on the fact that he says he is not going to -- he is going to follow through on what he said in the campaign, which is to make sure the tax cuts for the rich do not get extended. second is that jobs need to be part of the deal. austerity has not worked. cuts have not worked in europe and they will not work here. what he said in public is that he is not going to balance the budget on the backs of the middle-class and the poor. we need to take him at his word. at the same time, we know there are folks in washington who are looking at this as a chance to make cuts to programs they have been gunning for for decades. they see this as a chance to make cuts to social security and medicare. those things were debated in this election. the
politician, more interestedded in cutting deals and chasing dreams. to the feverish right, it revealed obama as a eurosocialist radical, and republicans never explained how the 715 million tax cut in spending stimulus that even paul ryan supported was good public policy while obama's $787 billion tax and spending stimulus was freedom crushing statism and death of the american free enterprise, but, you know, that's the beauty of being in the minority. in reality, the stimulus was really early evidence thatc'Ñ oa was pretty much what he said he was, a data oriented left the center technicrat, a change the system outsider, govern to work the system insider. the first evidence that despite the flowery talk, he understood that bills that don't pass congress don't produce change. the stimulus is producing change. the wrap on obama was that he was a words guy, but he's more of a deeds guy. you know, it's not producing perfection, but making things better and better is better than worse. before the stimulus, 20% of the doctors used the lek tropical records. it'll reduce cost, improving care. it dir
without any political weighing in on any side. >> all right. more to come on this. thank you both very much. >> thank you. >>> up next, more on the petraeus affair and the political battle over the obama administration's handling of the attack on benghazi. we'll get reaction here from the man leading the charge against the administration and against ambassador susan rice, senator lindsey graham. >>> later, fallout from the campaign after mitt romney's surprising comments this week and the future of the republican party. our roundtable weighs in on that. tom friedman and andrea mitchell will rejoin the conversation. plus, republican congressman raul labrador, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, and gop strategist mike murphy, ahead here on "meet the press." >>> "meet the press" is brought to you by chevron. we may have more in common than you think. you can learn more at chevron.com.you can learn more you can learn more at chevron.com.you we're sittinge on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, che
, climate change. >> ben gotti. >> and benghazi. >> i thought it was all right. they covered most of the principle stories of the day or week. wi us most struck by the difference in president obama himself. this was a more confident, relaxed, even assertive president or person than we had seen before. and he staked out his position on taxes. and, then, of course, he rolled it back. >> he was impassioned in his defense of susan rice, something we rarely see from the president. >> right. so winning another four years will do that for you. let's contrast with the loser of the election. that's mitt romney. he hasn't given any interviews or offered any positive forward statements. instead he did a conference call with donors and people were able to listen in and romney was quoted at not directly saying that president obama gave gifts to women, gays, and free contraceptives was very popular with young women. is romney really getting beat up by the press because all he has are these comments that made him look bitter? >> well, he made them. >> like the 47%. >> yeah. it reinforces that 47
and kind of defines right at the nature of this war that we're fighting. obama, when he said that he was willing to personally take up arms against al qaeda is now quite literally to mean not. and since he has his finger on the trigger and has to make a decision every day almost whether to pull the trigger or not. one of the things that try to do in the book is show the evolution of his thinking because he's the guy making the call. now if you go back to 9/11 essay to put this book, obama was interviewed about his reaction to 9/11 shortly after it happened and his reaction was more like calling for a global welfare campaign. it's he said he felt the united states should be spending more money to change the hearts and minds of people throughout the middle east to address the underlying roots of islamist extremism and that he did mention that he thought it would be worthwhile to dismantle the terrorist organization. this is at the same time president bush sadie wants bin laden dead or alive. the majority of the american people were not thinking about dismantling al qaeda. they were thi
into a recession. on friday, president obama and congressional leaders sat down to start negotiations about how to avoid that cliff and came out sounding optimistic. >> and i believe that we can do this and avert the fiscal cliff that is right in front of us today. >> we've already been through it before. so on friday i went to the capitol to ask house leader nancy pelosi how realistic it is that we'll get a deal done. leader pelosi, you all came out of the meeting with the president sounding pretty optimistic, pretty confident. but you've been there before. you said in july of 2011, called your talks with the gop about a grand bargain constructive saying you were optimistic that we can find a place where we can come together. obviously those talks failed, so what's changed, and why do you believe this optimism after this meeting? >> that was then. this is now. the urgency is so much greater, so i'm optimistic because i think it's very clear the american people expect and deserve and want to see us get this job done. >> did anything that speaker boehner said make you optimistic? was it just tha
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